CALL NO. 12-098 (CUPE 136T)
This job profile reflects the general details considered necessary to perform the principle functions and shall not be construed as an interpretation of all work requirements inherent in the job. Applicants are required to demonstrate in their applications and in the interview process that their qualifications for the positions match those specified. Applicants may be required to undergo a skills assessment.
Job Designation: Gardener (4 positions available)
Department: Parks and Open Space
Pay Grade: Band 5 (Schedule A)
Salary Range: $ 25.67 (Temp 2012 rate, 2013 rate to be determined)
$ 26.27 (Full Time 2012 rate, 2013 rate to be determined)
Temporary: The duration of this contract will be approximately 8 months.
Contract commencement will range from March 4, 2013 – April 29, 2013.
This position reports to the Horticulture Supervisor, receiving daily direction from the Leadhand, and performs horticultural activities, including planting, transplanting, cultivating, pruning, fertilizing and spraying of trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials on Town properties, according to current policies and horticultural practices.
• Designs floral and shrubs areas, schedule work and organize resources such as supplies, tools, equipment.
• Operates all related tools and equipment including backhoe in a safe and efficient manner. Performs and ensures designated staff performs daily circle checks on all equipment.
• Supervises part-time staff and instruct all support staff in the safe and efficient use, care and maintenance of tools and equipment, and horticultural practices
• Maintains daily written records of work-related activities and forecasted work.
• Applies and ensures crew members apply safety precautions and procedures in the performance of duties and in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Ministry of Transportation Temporary Conditions for Road Work and policies of the Corporation.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
• Certificate or diploma in horticulture, or related discipline, from a recognized institution or acceptable equivalent in education and experience;
• Must have good knowledge of the symptoms and methods of control of common diseases and insects that attack horticultural displays with an emphasis on integrated pest management (IPM);
• 2-3 years training and practical experience in parks horticultural work. A valid Ontario Ministry of Environment Landscape Exterminator License is also required;
• Must be a self-starter and capable of prioritizing and scheduling horticultural work effectively;
• Must possess an understanding of the Highway Traffic Act and knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act;
• Demonstrated effective communication, both oral and written, customer service and problem solving skills;
• Ability to work with limited supervision and to work as part of a team.
• Must hold and provide a copy of a valid and unrestricted Ontario Driver’s Licence Class G minimum (standard and automatic transmission) with a driving record that demonstrates responsible and safe driving behaviour. Note:
Applicants with 6 or more points are ineligible for consideration. The successful applicant, who is a new hire, will be required to provide the Corporation with a current drivers abstract (no older than 30 days) and pass a Town administered road test as a condition of employment;
• Must be willing to work a 40-hour workweek in varying weather conditions and be available for shift work as required. Applications will be accepted on-line at www.oakville.ca in the current opportunities section no later than midnight on December 28, 2012.
DATED: December 10, 2012
Personal information collected from applications and resumes is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, and will be used to determine qualifications for employment. Questions about this collection of information should be directed to Human Resource Services, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, Ontario L6H 0H3